Websites to Help
with Secondary School Subjects
It would be impossible for us to list here the thousands of useful websites available to help with your children’s academic development, projects and research. So what we have done is listed relevant Irish websites, some of the better known world wide websites and some further sites which act as guides to the seemingly endless range of kids educational websites available on the world wide web.
Explore a range of information, maps, images and games which will support your studies across a variety of subjects including History, Architecture, Irish writers, Flora & Fauna, Irish Language & Legends, Sport, Transport & much more. The AskaboutIreland website also hosts the Digital Archive of the Irish Times, going back as far as 1859, that can be accessed online through schools or libraries.
Providing a range of resources and information for all subjects within the Irish post-primary curriculum including a search facility for resources within a range of topics in both the junior & senior examinations cycle.
Play maths video tutorials, pause them and rewind them as much as you like until you understand. Includes past Junior and Leaving Cert papers video run throughs.
A useful database of Irish terms containing over 270,000 terms, searchable under both Irish and English versions.
Khan Academy provides students with an extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos from any computer with access to the web. ontent covers math, science biology, chemistry, physics, finance and history.
Webwise.ie educates on safer usage of the Internet. Aimed at students, teachers and parents it also promotes the positive aspects of using the Internet and informs on how to deal with the risks.
Subject Specific Sites:
Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia with the aim to allow anyone to edit articles.
Wikipedia is the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet and is ranked among the ten most popular websites.
Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.
Information on the environment, animals, people and history
Mathletics is a leading digital maths resource, helping children aged 5-18 to improve their numeracy skills and build confidence in maths whilst having fun. Parents can set tasks and closely monitor progress. Aligned to the Irish curriculum.
This is a website with educational games about Europa. The games are free and easy to use, and available in Gaeilge, English and seven other languages. Topics: countries, capitals, flags, regions, lakes, seas, rivers, islands and more
Tons of information on the schools and education sections of the BBC site
Additional Education Resources